Computerworld Security: August 26, 2015
Why the world's top computing experts are worrying about your data
Experts in computer science and mathematics spent an afternoon at the Heidelberg
Laureate Forum in Germany on Tuesday trying to figure out how the widespread
collection of data about consumers can be prevented from causing harm.
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IN THIS ISSUE
1. AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages
2. This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse
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DDoS attacks more than doubled compared to Q2 2014
The threat posed by distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application
attacks continues to grow each quarter. Malicious actors are continually
changing the game by switching tactics. DDoS attacks double from 2014, set new
record; Shellshock vulnerability leveraged in 49% of web application attacks;
new WordPress plugin vulnerabilities.
AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages
Stanford computer scientist Jonathan Mayer was recently Web browsing at a U.S.
airport when he reportedly noticed there were too many online advertisements.
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Trusted Identities in Today's Connected Enterprise
Identity underpins our personal life, our work life, and is a core part of how
we interact with society. We have no shortage of identity markers, whether it's
a government issued ID, website log-in, or access key card. But are we reaching
a point of identity overload?
This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse
The Ashley Madison hack continues to make headlines. Naturally, that's because
the news keeps getting worse. Worse for website owners Avid Media Group. And
worse for the REAL victims, more importantly -- the people named in the hacked
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